Thursday, August 27, 2009


Here's a hilarious video from a woman who did the unthinkable. She sent her husband to the grocery store with a crystal-clear list of things to purchase. And all hell broke loose. Can you relate?

I'm remembering the time my Beloved returned home from a rare shopping trip with a container of baking soda the size of a REFRIGERATOR BOX!!! I guess it was the size they use to clean swimming pools, not bake a few batches of chocolate chip cookies. Oy! I'm sure I said something witty and sarcastic, and he replied, supremely hurt, "But it was ON your list, and it was on SALE!!!"

I used that same baking soda for centuries to salve his self-esteem . . . but he never volunteered to shop for me again. Too dangerous!

See how this hubby responded in the same situation:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Our dry cleaner's sends out a handy-dandy e-coupon that often contains the wisdom of the ages. Here is this week's missive, with my elaborations:

-- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

That's a lot of hearing "aids."

-- A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

I'd be too chicken to see it.

-- A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

Next they'll make hats.

A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

They don't know my Beloved.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Wonder if the newly-minted ones start out with none?

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

Bet the boys still take forever to come to the dinner table.

A fully loaded supertanker travelling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.

Driver's ed teachers should convey that concept to 15-year-old student drivers.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

Not touching that one with a 21-inch pole. :>)

Monday, August 17, 2009


Everybody loves dinosaurs, but bet most of us have never thought about this aspect of their time on Earth:

According to the journal Paleontology, researchers in Argentina have discovered that if it wasn't for the South American scarab dung beetles, the whole South American continent would have been buried knee-deep in dinosaur manure.

Those gigantic creatures churned out a lot of you-know-what. But, the researchers found, those busy dung beetles collected it and buried it underground in caches the size of tennis balls to provide (eww!) food for their young.

If they hadn't, then disease-carrying flies would've gone wild, and the dung would have made plant growth nigh on impossible.

It's just another good example of the symbiosis, or mutually-beneficial relationships, with which God designed the world. Yeah, sure, some people say these are just lucky breaks -- happy coincidences -- millions of them. Just "random chance."

Oh, yeah? What a crock. :>)